Hop Trefoil
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Taken at Musselburgh on 31st May 2017 with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.




 


Taken at White Sands on 25th June 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Taken at Aberlady on 2nd July 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Hop Trefoil.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Trifolium campestre.
Fabaceae.
Herbaceous annual.
Low hop clover.
Habitat:

Height:
Feature:

Dry, sandy grassland, fields, woodland margins,
roadsides, wastelands and cultivated land.
10 - 30 cms.
The species name campestre means "of the fields".
Hop trefoil is an important clover in agriculture because
its foliage is good for feeding livestock and replenishing soil.
It is not generally planted, but is considered a valuable herb 
when found growing in a pasture.